Remembering Perry Wallace: The Athletic

Remembering Perry Wallace: The Athletic Thank you to Seth Davis of The Athletic for the opportunity to write a remembrance of Perry Wallace, who passed away Dec. 1. For Perry Wallace, it was never about him. Every time the spotlight shined ... [Continue Reading]

Raising Race Conscious Children Guest Blog

"In my opinion, the fact that racism endures and even thrives represents a fundamental failure in parenting. And that’s not just an easy indictment of parents who eagerly pass along their own hatred. More important is the much larger pool of parents ... [Continue Reading]

Johnson City Press Column

On Feb. 23, I had the opportunity to visit Jonesborough Middle School in East Tennessee as part of Humanities Tennessee's "Student Reader Day" program. All 400 5th through 8th graders at the school received a free copy of STRONG INSIDE. The Johnson ... [Continue Reading]

Strong Inside Named A Top Biography for Youth

Strong Inside has been named one of the Top 10 Biographies for Youth in 2017 by the American Library Association's Booklist publication. The biography of basketball pioneer was honored along with biographies of the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ... [Continue Reading]

Chapter16.org Q&A

"Also, given the racial divide in this country and the incidents of school bullying and harassment we’ve seen since the election, I am hopeful this book can play a small role in bringing kids together. Some young readers will identify closely with ... [Continue Reading]

The Seth Davis Podcast

Perry Wallace and I were guests on The Seth Davis Podcast, discussing Perry's pioneering journey as the first African American basketball player in the SEC and both the adult and young readers versions of STRONG INSIDE. Davis, of Sports Illustrated ... [Continue Reading]

An MLK Memory on MLK Day

Perry Wallace and I visited the Maret School in Washington, D.C., last Friday as part of the school’s MLK Weekend celebrations. We spoke to the entire middle school, and then the entire high school, before meeting with small groups of high school ... [Continue Reading]